I still sing the “Rebecca Black” song in my head on Fridays and even extend the word “Fryyyyyyyyy-day, Frrryyyyyyy-day” in my mind. Ha!!!
Anyway, “Happy Friday“.
Hat – Target
Dress – Altar’d State
Blazer – Thrifted
A fashion blogger’s dream is when they see an area of town that has a plethora of backdrop locations. For my city, it’s a little area called Broad Ripple Village.
I believe I am going to have to take my camera to illustrate the depth of variety from cute and quaint vintage homes to super modern and trendy apartments, unique eat restaurants and cool walkways.
They even have buildings where local artist can display their talents.
These photos were taken in that area. The scenery behind me is an office that appears to be “For Sale”. It was the perfect setting because no one was around and I felt extremely comfortable…………….Just me, my tripod and my iPhone.
T-shirt – Target
Extra Large pants – Rainbow
Shoes – I can’t remember.
“Create your own visual style…….let it be unique for yourself yet identifiable to others.”
I have been fashion blogging all these years yet I was “today years old” when I realized that as a fashion blogger your style must be consistent. What I mean is you can’t be all over the place when creating your looks………..you can’t be vintage one day, rockstar the next and preppy the day after that.
You must create a niche for yourself to make yourself marketable. Although I am a free spirit, I am beginning to see what works and what may not be beneficial if you are trying to build your brand.
I guess you can say I am learning the rules or the “tricks of the trade” day by day.
Happy Friday!!!! It’s amazing the amount of creativity God will pour into you the day you start searching for it.
One of my goals this year is to build my Instagram following and I am learning daily. I mean we all know about social media and I’m sure if you are a fashion blogger, you have watched a few videos on building your brand (or even taken a Master Class or two or three or four).
In my research, I have found that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
The one thing that I know that proves true to any of these social media tutorials is that you must be consistent and create great content………even when no one is watching.
“Keep creating until you make it
“……………..I heard that quote on a commercial and thought “Huh, so true”.
Sidebar: My oldest had a day off and him and I (along with my younger boys) hopped in the car for a photo shoot. As a way to say “Thank you” for supporting their Mom’s dreams, we usually grab a bite to eat afterward.
While I don’t mind taking my own photos, I must admit my son does a very good job. Seriously, he is the calmest person you will ever know and often offers great advice on images that work and what are not the best. It’s hard to believe he will be 21 years old in November. 🙂
The absolute best thing about the “Fall Time” other than sipping on hot chocolate and pumpkin spice coffee and seeing the trees change into really pretty colors is being able to layer your clothing. Honestly, you can make a simple outfit go from “Blah” to “Voila” simply by adding a jacket and a comfy scarf (additional layers are optional).
For this look, I layered 2 skirts, a t-shirt, and my velvet blazer.
A true sign of old age is when you totally forget where you purchased any of the apparel. 0_O Just lift my mind up in your prayers, won’t you?
Ah 1,2, ah 1,2……….Ah, 1, 2, ah 1,2………….getting my thoughts together like a rapper getting ready to battle rap. 🙂
I must admit, this year’s “30 days of Fashion” is a little bit more successful than the previous years. Oh, and I am a little excited because this weekend, I plan to create my own lookbook of styles that I have put together in my head.
In my mind, I have a full production going on with backdrops, complete outfit ensembles, the whole nine yards. I just hope it comes out as cool as the images I have in my head. Stay tuned.
“If you can imagine it, you can create it…………..”.
One of my bucket list items is to attend an event at NYFW. I mean, if you are a fashion blogger, that’s the ultimate dream, right?…….. Besides the ability to do blogging full-time.
In the next few days, I plan to create “What I would wear to fashion week” #OOTD. Now this denim dress is not one of the looks but it is one of my favorite dresses in my closet for several reasons. It’s one of a kind and totally my personal style.
The backstory on this dress is that it used to be a jumpsuit that I bought at a thrift store. I saw it and thought “Hmmm, I am going to ask an associate of mines (who upcycles a lot of my pants for me) to work her magic” and “Poof!!!”, the birth of my denim maxi dress.
Every year, I “try” the “Thirty Days of Fashion” challenge. I emphasize “try” because I would do the challenge and fail because I never really had a plan.
I am learning fashion blogging is more than just taking photos and creating outfit of the days, you actually have to plan your posts. #whoknew? Seriously, that may sound logical and you may be thinking “Well, Duh Michal!!!” but I am such a “free-spirit” that I never really took the time to plan out my hobby, my passion.
This year, I decided to take a totally different approach and provide a guide for myself of what outfits I would post each day (and now that I know a little bit about how to take my own photos), this “Thirty Days of Fashion” seems a little bit more promising.
Anyway, if you follow me on Instagram (@thebohemiancosmo), you can see some of my recent posts. I will be posting some of my favorites on this blog site shortly.
Here lately I have been a little bit more motivated in taking my own photos for my blog. I guess it’s like a challenge that I feel I must overcome.
Each time I go to a site to take photos, I think to myself “Will this post be inspirational to someone?” and I pray to God for help. Him & I, we are like a team. 🙂
Skirt: Forever 21
Lights, Camera, and Action!!!!!!!!
Another thing I am learning about taking your own photos is you must be comfortable with you and this project and as my boyfriend told me yesterday “Own it!!”.
Basically, don’t be afraid of people staring at you. I almost got a little nervous when a young boy and his Mom went past me on a bike and then I thought “Michal, just zone everyone out. Own it”.
“If you accept it, the world around you MUST follow suit”.